of Equines in Ireland
Due to limited resources Irish Horse Welfare Trust mainly targetw the east coast area of Ireland including Wicklow, Wexford, Kildare & Dublin.
If you are concerned about an equine in another part of the country our office can advise you on what organisation to contact, the relevant legislation and other appropriate contact details. Our support ensures that complaints do not go unheeded.
If you are concerned about an equine we ask you to please contact our office.
IHWT Equine Welfare Centre
PHONE: 0402 30773
EMERGENCY WELFARE CALLS ONLY: 086 604 7840
To all us to follow up on welfare complaints effectively we need the following information.
1. A description of the equine or equines involved.
2. The precise location of the equine or equines.
3. The name and address of the person you believe may be responsible for the cruelty or neglect.
4. The name and address of the person who owns the land where the equine or equines are being kept.
When we receive a complaint we will either send one of our Welfare Officers to the site to check on the welfare of the equine or if we do not have the resources to deal with the complaint we will pass it on to a relevant organisation or authority.
Once it is established that there is a genuine welfare concern our Welfare Officers then need to establish firstly who owns the equine or equines and secondly who owns the land where the equine is being kept. Where possible our Welfare Officers will try to work with the owner and only when necessary call on the assistance of the Gardai or other relevant authorities.
IHWT Welfare Officers work closely with other agencies, such as
Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) www.agriculture.gov.ie
An Garda Siochana www.garda.ie
We continue to work with limited resources. Therefore if we are not able to take your call then please contact your local Garda Station or veterinary surgeon.